Bringing HT to Spanish Speaking Countries

Working Together to Advance Horticultural Therapy & Human Well-Being In Ibero-American Countries Guest Author: Leila Alcade in collaboration with Daniela Silva-Rodríguez Bonazzi We are about to finish the year and I have thought that I should transmit a positive message, despite the situation that is being experienced worldwide. I guess you have probably faced so…

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My Journey into Horticultural Therapy

The purpose of this article is to encourage other people to be horticultural therapists and to use plants and gardening to improve people’s well-being, because we can make the difference. In Spain, my country, interest in horticultural therapy programs is still emerging. For that reason, in 2018 I co-founded the Spanish Horticultural Therapy Association hoping…

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“Green Care” & HT partner in Seattle

Today, throughout Western Europe, Green Care Farms are a developing an innovative care concept that recognizes the importance of the psycho-social needs and quality of life for participants.  Green Care is an umbrella term used to describe a broad spectrum of health promoting interventions that all use both biotic and abiotic elements of nature.  Therapeutic…

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HT Programs for Children with Autism

For several years I have been following Karthikeyan’s Vijayakumar, founder of Horticultural Therapy Healing Centre (HTHC) in Bangalore, India, work in India offering horticultural therapy programs for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and children with special needs. As many of us are doing in other parts of the world, Karthikeyan is raising awareness in India on the many…

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Horticultural Therapy as Rehabilitative Reform in the American Prison System

“My dorm is like winter, dark and cold, and this class is like spring.  Not all plants make it through the winter, but with the help of this class, I will make it to spring”. -an Insight Garden Program participant at Avenal State Prison The United States has the highest per-capita incarceration rate in the…

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